Policy and advocacy, as well as public education, are the leading strategies among peace and security funders.
While funders support a full range of strategies, policy work is the top strategic approach, representing 38 percent of all funding. Peace and security funders are almost twice as likely as other grantmakers to fund policy and advocacy, which suggests that funders believe policy levers are particularly important for effecting change in this space. In 2016, public education surpassed research and evaluation to become the second most-funded strategy. Eighteen percent of grant dollars awarded in 2016 funded public education efforts.
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